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Evaluation and quantification of manual materials handling risk factors.

Authors
Sesek-R; Gilkey-D; Drinkaus-DCP; Bloswick-D; Herron-R
Source
Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2003 Oct-Dec; 9(3):271-287
NIOSHTIC No.
20029813
Abstract
This study investigated the ability of the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) to measure the risk of low back injury as verified by employee health outcomes. In addition, several basic risk factors and combinations of risk factors presumed related to low back disorders were explored. The RNLE was modified to allow analysis of one-handed and two-handed, asymmetric lifts. Predictive performance was not changed. Simplifying the RNLE by removing several variables did not significantly reduce the RNLE's predictive performance. These modifications to the RNLE show promise for increasing both the usability and utility of the RNLE.
Keywords
Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Manual-materials-handling; Materials-handling; Injuries; Back-injuries; Employee-health; Occupational-diseases; Injury-prevention
CODEN
IJOEF2
Publication Date
20031001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
r.sesek@utah.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-810426; Grant-Number-T01-CCT-810435
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1080-3548
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
State
CO; UT
Performing Organization
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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